As a CEO of ThinkUp, a leading app for developing a positive mindset, I have come across many exciting success stories. For instance, I heard that ThinkUp has helped with symptoms of depression, changing people’s self-talk, and reducing anxiety symptoms.
Following a conversation with a woman who is taking care of her dying husband, I was glad to discover ThinkUp helped her overcome emotions of guilt as well as loneliness.
Additionally, I was delighted to hear of an Arabic woman who asked for a translation of the app to Arabic for her community. Her aim was to make sure that they did not miss out the chance to embrace peace and self-love in their heart.
However, the following story is the most exciting one for me:
Recently, I heard about a family who arrived at Stanford hospital for necessary heart surgery for their infant child.
Just before of the surgery, the infant had an infection. This complicated the situation and obviously increased fear and stress amongst the parents. Their child was under anesthesia and connected to a respirator.
That day, I went to a conference, but I couldn’t focus. My mind was occupied with thoughts of the child. However, I was encouraged to call the family. I wanted to be of help, although in the moment I had no idea how I could do that.
Once I arrived at the hospital, I saw two desperate parents who were longing for any help they could get. The situation was miserable. They needed a miracle.
At the beginning, I explained my specialty.
“I can make a soundtrack for your child that will give him power and strength that will eventually help his body.”At first, they looked at me as if I was talking about some magic. However, I explained to them that, the more positivity their child will come across, the more his brain can build a better immune system as shown by research.
It is not a standalone tool, and I don’t really know the reasons why Jonathan woke up a week later. However, I do know that he is well now, feeling better than ever. Instead of listening to his crying mother, he heard her voice reassuring to him, “My dear child, I know that it is hard time for you, but mommy loves you. I want to play with you and be with you for many years. Your brother misses you and wants to watch movies with you, and daddy wants to hold you and hug you.”
We sat there for almost an hour and recorded little Jonathan’s beautiful meditation soundtrack. Mommy and Daddy got to encourage him with comforting phrases such as, “we love you, and need you to be strong for the family and for yourself. We would like to hug you and play with you again”. When the parents heard the track combined with very soft and relaxing music after recording it, they started to cry. In such an overwhelming situation, I think this was one of the only little hopes they had remaining.
Now baby Jonathan is feeling much better, and my heart is bursting with joy because I created an app that can help people like Jonathan feel better. And this is not the only story. We have hundreds of successes ranging from losing 300 pounds to extraordinary recovery from cancer surgery. I am grateful for this app. It changed and continues to change my life and that of many other people. Consequently, my mission is to spread this positivity and positive self-talk to every corner of the world.
However, I cannot do this alone, change begins with a community. Please join our community of Think Up and help spread and share our app to revolutionize the lives of many people around the globe.